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Posting false rumour on FB: Undergrad released on bail

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The university student who published a false post on Facebook stating that the flight en route to China with President Maithripala Sirisena on board had crashed, had been released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

He was released on a cash bail of Rs.100,000.

The undergraduate was arrested under emergency regulations and was remanded by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on May 15 for publishing the false post on Facebook. (Farook Thajudeen)

 

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  • Dee Friday, 24 May 2019 12:45 PM

    Ok Bro. now that the weekend is coming and months almost over, don't go posting crap. You may be motivated by recent developments, but we need a life and have to move on.

    ANTON Friday, 24 May 2019 12:58 PM

    WHAT ABOUT PUBLISHING FALSE STATEMENTS LIKE FREE WI-FI AND SETTING UP VOKSWAGEN FACTORY IN NEWS PAPERS.

    Lotd Wolfstein Friday, 24 May 2019 04:20 PM

    Many would be happy if the news were true

    Acid Friday, 24 May 2019 04:20 PM

    Facebook posts are a problem, but Diyaina fake news no arrests.


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